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Smashing Pumpkins Reveal 19 Year Old Drummer

The worst kept secret in rock is out (well, apart from that one about ****** and the *******): Billy Corgan has recruited a nineteen year old to be the new Smashing Pumpkins drummer. He’s called Mike Byrne and was selected from over 1000 submissions for the role. Corgan says he has an “X-Factor”, and a “stunning blend of power, speed, and grace.” And if you thought drumming for Corgan wasn’t enough pressure, the singer has also said “I believe in my heart he will push me to be a better musician."

For his part, Byrne is saying all the right things, from general happiness - "I'm super excited to be playing with the band. Dream come true, man" - to praising Corgan’s work: “The band was a little bit more willing to take risks than a lot of the stuff I had been listening to.” Only time will tell if this really is a match made in heaven.

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